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waltesefalcon
08-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Today I bought a new convertible and it is a BAC (Big American Car for those of you who don't talk the talk), a 68 Cadilac Coupe DeVille. I'm sorry, I was weak; I understand if you want to revoke my LBC card. I'll go stand in the corner.

Seriously though, it is great for having a family of six and having a convertible. We can load up all the kids and go to the drive-in, or go for a weekend drive with everyone and have that top down driving experience. We drove it over to Sonic in Elgin earlier and had three people stop us to compliment it, so I do think it was a good purchase. Plus that 472 has a great exhaust note.

TOC
08-28-2014, 11:13 PM
Plus that 472 has a great exhaust note.
And, if I recall correctly, a substantial need for LOTS of high-octane...frequently.

waltesefalcon
08-28-2014, 11:26 PM
I don't know what you are talking about it only needs to be filled up every 20 or so miles.

NutmegCT
08-29-2014, 12:23 AM
what's that old saying ... something about a post means nothing without pictures ...?

(congratulations!)

TOC
08-29-2014, 12:43 AM
I don't know what you are talking about it only needs to be filled up every 20 or so miles.
and a 26 gallon tank...
Of course, if that concerned you, your next choice in better mileage would be a motor home....

glemon
08-29-2014, 01:41 AM
I have had similar urges, but will probably give in to my urges to by something Italian or even French first. Would love to have a big old boat from the late 50s to early sixties, long low and wide! A presentable original would be fine, lot of real estate to cover in restoring those things, I have enough trouble getting body panels straight on itty bitty foreign cars.

waltesefalcon
08-29-2014, 11:58 PM
Ok, here is a picture from the Fletcher fair parade today. My youngest, Leila, is the Sr. class mascot so got to ride in the parade. It rained on us but we had a good time anyway. You can only see my arm in this photo, and you can't see my wife. You can see Leila on the passenger rear, and the other mascot, Phoenix next to her along with his grandma in the driver's rear.

The old car is in fairly good original shape, but it is showing its age.
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JPSmit
08-30-2014, 08:15 AM
Still looks great! And I presume a car that big has its own Zip code?

NutmegCT
08-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Great ol' car! Brings back lots of memories of the '60s and '70s.

If there was ever a perfect "parade car" - that's it!

PAUL161
08-30-2014, 08:48 AM
A buddy of mine had one, just like yours Walter, only his was white. His dad had tons of money! Looked real cool in a parade with all those gorgeous cheer leaders piled all over it! :highly_amused: PJ

Bayless
08-30-2014, 03:44 PM
Looks pretty good from that distance. Great parade car.

TOC
08-30-2014, 04:40 PM
I blew up the photo and can see the tow hooks in the front bumper. Good option.
But, it would take about fifty Honda50's in harness to pull it on level ground.....

waltesefalcon
08-31-2014, 12:55 AM
"I blew up the photo and can see the tow hooks in the front bumper."
It ain't no lousy Ford, this baby is a Cadillac; it don't need tow hooks.

"it would take about fifty Honda50's in harness to pull it"
Hahaha. Yes, yes it would.

TOC
08-31-2014, 01:52 AM
Same as a Buick.....

"And I pulled your Buick
Your big yellow Buick
By the tail of my little
Red Ford"

SaxMan
08-31-2014, 11:49 PM
Nice! You can have the best of both worlds, as you could pack the LBC in the trunk.

I've always had a soft spot for big Detroit convertibles from about '65 - '75. I think '67 and '68 are my favorite years. Being able to take the whole family is a good thing. The options are fairly limited in that regard in LBC world.

NutmegCT
09-01-2014, 01:52 AM
One of my favorites:

https://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/127/1321/25315660015_large.jpg

DrEntropy
09-01-2014, 09:14 AM
mehheh. Took my first driver's test in one of those Lincolns. Not convertible tho. Whadda BOAT!

waltesefalcon
09-01-2014, 11:20 AM
"Being able to take the whole family is a good thing."

Ultimately that was the deciding factor. I love LBCs but I can only ever take one person with me for a drive. With the Caddy we can comfortably load all six of us up, the trunk has plenty of room for my son's wheelchair, and we can go out for the day.

PAUL161
09-01-2014, 12:00 PM
"Being able to take the whole family is a good thing."

Ultimately that was the deciding factor. I love LBCs but I can only ever take one person with me for a drive. With the Caddy we can comfortably load all six of us up, the trunk has plenty of room for my son's wheelchair, and we can go out for the day.

I think it was a great idea Walter! :encouragement:. Good luck with the car. PJ